If An Accident Is “Your Fault”, Can You Still Get Compensation?

In Florida, if an accident was entirely the person’s own fault, the only way they can be compensated for the accident would be through their no-fault insurance coverage or PIP coverage. The no-fault insurance coverage would pay up to 80% of the medical bills and up to 60% of lost wages up to $10,000 each, as long as the person had sought emergency medical care within 14 days after the accident. Someone with an insurance policy has this coverage as long as they’re driving a car in the State of Florida.

However, as far as getting a settlement if they were 100% at fault in the accident, the likelihood is, they could never recover anything except for their no-fault benefits.


You need an experienced attorney to address the legal issues following a car wreck. Contact David M. Benenfeld, P.A. to schedule a free consultation.